I like reading – not particularly surprising for a writer. However, I am fairly picky about what I read. I like to read things that make me feel better after reading than before I started.
Science fiction often gives me a sense of hope for the future. In many cases it plays out a triumph of good vs. evil in very blatant and obvious images; subtlety is lost on me.
Technical articles teach me things, whether it’s how to build or use something, or the theory as to how (and more importantly why) things work.
History is fascinating because it explains how and why, introduces me to fascinating people (and if written properly – warts and all) and often shows the (eventual) triumph of good over evil.
The Bible – you either know why or explaining it wouldn’t help.
So, if you’ll excuse me, I think I may go and read something.